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Is Malaysian Stock Market Efficient? Evidence from Threshold Unit Root Tests

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  • Qaiser Munir

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    (School of Business and Economics, Universiti malaysia Sabah)

  • Kasim Mansur

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    (School of Business and Economics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah)

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This paper investigates the behavior of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Composite Index (KLCI) for the period from 1980:1 to 2008:8 using a two-regime threshold autoregressive (TAR) model with an autoregressive unit root developed by Caner and Hansen [Threshold autoregression with a unit roots, Econometrics 69 (6) (2001) 1555-1596] which allows testing nonlinearity and nonstationarity simultaneously. Our finding indicates that the KLCI is a nonlinear series that is characterized by a unit root process, consistent with the efficient market hypothesis.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1359-1370

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00250

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Keywords: Efficient Market Hypothesis; Threshold Autoregressive Model; Unit Root.;

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  1. Van Heerden, Dorathea & Rodrigues, Jose & Hockly, Dale & Lambert, Bongani & Taljard, Tjaart & Phiri, Andrew, 2013. "Efficient Market Hypothesis in South Africa: Evidence from a threshold autoregressive (TAR) model," MPRA Paper 50544, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  4. Gozbasi, Onur & Kucukkaplan, Ilhan & Nazlioglu, Saban, 2014. "Re-examining the Turkish stock market efficiency: Evidence from nonlinear unit root tests," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 381-384.

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